SLACRR: St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons & Rationality

May 21, 2017 - May 23, 2017
Deparment of Philosophy, University of Missouri St. Louis

Saint Louis
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • Washington University
  • Saint Louis University


Kieran Setiya
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Billy Dunaway
University of Missouri St. Louis
Kathryn Lindeman
Saint Louis University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Missouri, St. Louis

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St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR) provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed.

2017 Program  

Moonrise Hotel St. Louis, MO

Sponsored by UMSL, WUSTL, and SLU

Sunday May 21

Keynote: Kieran Setiya (MIT)

Monday May 22

“Predicting failure”

Stephen White (Northwestern)

Chair: Rima Basu (USC)

“Practical deliberation and background conditions on normative reasons for action”

Rachel Johnson (Trinity)

Chair: Zoe Johnson King (Michigan)

“Evidence: A guide for the uncertain”

Kevin Dorst (MIT)

Chair: Laura Callahan (Rutgers)

“Reason without reasons for”

Michael Titelbaum (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Chair: Nandi Theunissen (Johns Hopkins)

“Against evidence”

Ralph Wedgwood (USC)

Chair: Charles Bouchard (Rutgers)

Tuesday May 23

“The rational impermissibility of accepting racial generalizations”

Renee Bolinger (USC)

Chair: Julianne Chung (Louisville)

“Rationalize this!”

Matthew Smith (Leeds)

Chair: Devlin Russell (Toronto)

“How is reasoning norm-guided?”

David Horst (Unicamp)

Chair: Gregory Antill (Claremont McKenna)

“Alethic reasons for action?”

Amy Flowerree (Northwestern)

Chair: Jamie Fritz (Ohio State)

“Structural requirements and the primacy of pressure”

Daniel Fogal (Uppsala)

Chair: John Keller (Niagara)

Registration for SLACRR is now open. Everyone attending must first register. To register for SLACRR, just email [email protected] stating that you plan on attending. Conference participants can book rooms in the Moonrise Hotel at the conference rate of $140. When reserving your room, be sure to use the Group Code: SLACRR2017

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